Italian Stuffed Peppers

Italian Stuffed Peppers

Easy Italian Stuffed Peppers is a delicious & cheesy dish that is sure to become a staple in your family’s dinner rotation. The Easy Cheesy Italian Stuffed Peppers recipe is packed with flavor and is simple to create. So, let’s get started!


Cheesy Italian Stuffed Peppers

Serves 4 – 6


4 bell peppers (red, yellow, or green), sliced horizontally and free from seeds

1 onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

3 Carrots, diced

3 Celery Stalks, diced

1 lb. ground meat of choice, beef, chicken, or turkey

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes

1 cup rice, cooked

1 cup Ricotta cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning, dried

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

  1. In a large pan over medium-high heat, add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pan and cook until the onion is soft and translucent about 3 – 5 minutes.
  2. Add celery and carrots and continue to cook until vegetables are soft.
  3. Add the ground beef or turkey and cook until browned.
  4. Add 1 can of diced tomatoes for about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cooked rice, Ricotta cheese, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste.


Prepare the Peppers

  1. Cut the bell peppers in half and remove the seeds and membranes. Place in a baking dish.
  2. Once the filling is ready, spoon the filling into each of the Bell Pepper cavities.
  3. Sprinkle shredded Mozzarella on top of each Bell Pepper.
  4. Cover the Stuffed Bell Peppers with oil-sprayed aluminum foil.
  5. Place the Stuffed Bell Peppers in the oven and bake for 20 – 30 minutes or longer if the filling is cold or from the freezer.
  6. Remove the foil for the last 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Garnish with Fresh Parsley and serve the stuffed peppers.